Agendas, reports and minutes

Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee

Date: Monday, 31 October 2022

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A meeting of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee (Comataidh an Eilein Sgitheanaich agus Ratharsair) will be held remotely on Monday, 31 October 2022 at 10.30 am. 
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.
Yours faithfully
Stewart Fraser
Head of Corporate Governance
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest                                                                                
    Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt
Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time.  Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.
3. Minutes
There are circulated for information, Minutes of Meeting of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee (Comataidh an Eilein Sgitheanaich agus Ratharsair) held on 15 August 2022, which were approved at the Highland Council meeting held on 22 September 2022. 
4. Police Scotland Local Committee Performance Report
    Aithisg Choileanaidh Comataidh Ionadail Poileas Alba
There will follow Report No SR/11/22 by the Area Inspector for Police Scotland.
5. Portree Active Travel Master Plan and Skye & Raasay Integrated Transport Plan 
    Prìomh Phlana Siubhal Gnìomhach Phort Rìgh agus Plana Còmhdhail Amalaichte an Eilein Sgitheanaich is Siorrachd
The Transportation Officer will give a presentation on the Portree active travel master plan and the Isle of Skye and Raasay Integrated Transport Plan.
6. Area Education Manager’s Introduction – Associated School Group Priorities Ro-ràdh Manaidsear Foghlaim na Sgìre – Prìomhachasan Buidhne Sgoile Co-cheangailte
The Area Education Manager will give a presentation on associated school group priorities for the area.
7. Introduction of Short Term Lets 
    Ro-ràdh Leitichean Geàrr-ùine
The Solicitor, Regulatory Services will provide an overview of the short term lets legislation and how it is being implemented by The Highland Council.
8. Housing Performance Report
    Aithisg Choileanaidh Taigheadais
There will follow Report No. SR/12/22 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property. 
9. The Storr - Progress Update                                                                        
    An Stòr - Adhartas ùrachadh
There is circulated Report No. SR/13/22 by the Executive Chief Officer Communities and Place.
The Committee is invited to:-
i. note the achievements and progress made as detailed in this report such as:-
a. Established governance via a Project Board
b. Continual local Member involvement 
c. Creation and appointment of 2 full time equivalent (FTE) posts at the Storr for improved visitor experience and improved site management 
d. Installation of welfare facilities for the on-site staff
e. Ongoing development of digital solution including logo, website, and social media, with prominent Gaelic 
f. Successful funding application of £440k to the Islands Infrastructure Fund for the installation of a retail unit and electric vehicle (EV) chargers on site.
ii. confirm £60k investment from disaggregated Ward funds, as agreed in principle, pending the funding grant from the Islands Programme, towards the delivery of on-site management and income generation at the Storr, through this report to the Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee; and
iii.consider and approve the updated parking charges for the Storr.
10. Skye & Lochalsh Local Access Forum 
      Fòram Ruigsinneachd Ionadail an Eilein Sgitheanaich & Loch Aillse
The Access Officer will give a presentation on the Skye & Lochalsh Local Access Forum.